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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back at Reporter: 'What's Your Ethnicity?'  —  “My ethnicity is not relevant to the question I'm asking you,” the reporter replied.  —  When White House reporter Andrew Feinberg posed a question to Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday about the president's racist tweets …
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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Trump's new impeachment problem  —  President Trump's racist tweets had an unintended consequence: They gave House Democrats a new rationale for impeachment.  —  Why it matters: This has the potential to fundamentally change the conversation around impeachment, which has so far mostly focused …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump feeds his voters another scam, wrapped in racist packaging  —  In the closing days of the 2018 elections, President Trump's political guru, Brad Parscale, rolled out a massive TV ad campaign featuring a worried suburban mom fussing over her daughter.  The woman told herself that everything …
Isabella Borshoff / Politico:
Scaramucci: Trump ‘turning into’ a racist  —  Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications chief, said that U.S. President Donald Trump could be “turning into” a racist.  —  Scaramucci told the BBC's “Today” program on Tuesday that the president's recent Twitter tirade …
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Strawman Elegy  —  I like and admire our friend J. D. Vance, but I do want to throttle him just a little bit — just a little! — when he says things like this: “The question conservatives confront at this key moment is this: Whom do we serve?  Do we serve pure, unfettered commercial freedom?
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The American Right Defines Patriotism As Complacency About Racism
David Remnick / New Yorker:
A Racist in the White House
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump is thrilled about this fight with the ‘Squad’
Discussion: New York Post, KTLA and Breitbart
NPR:
White House Spokesman Doesn't Back Away From Trump's Racist Tweets
Discussion: Splinter
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Planned Parenthood Removes Leana Wen as President  —  Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed its president after less than a year in the job, seeking new leadership at a time when abortion rights have come under increasing attack from statehouses and Republicans in Washington.
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Washington Post:
Head of Planned Parenthood forced out after eight months  —  The president of Planned Parenthood was forced out of her job Tuesday in a dispute over the direction of the the nation's largest women's reproductive rights organization amid growing political and legal challenges to abortion.
Caleb Parke / Fox News:
Trump abortion rule deals ‘devastating blow’ to Planned Parenthood, group says
Discussion: Politico
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Mark Sanford, SC Republican, former US Rep considers presidential run against Trump  —  Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina congressman ousted from office after President Donald Trump urged voters to reject him, is considering a run for president.  —  Sanford, in an exclusive interview Tuesday …
Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump Aide Jason Miller Admits to Hiring Prostitutes in 2015 and 2017  —  Republican operative Jason Miller, the former communications chief for the Trump campaign and transition team, said he hired numerous prostitutes and visited “hand job” massage parlors as recently …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Alan Pyke / ThinkProgress:
William Barr steps in to make sure the NYPD cop who killed Eric Garner won't be prosecuted
Discussion: New York Times
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
A Judge Has Banned Roger Stone From Posting Anything On Instagram, Facebook, Or Twitter  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday issued an order prohibiting Roger Stone, a longtime ally and adviser of President Donald Trump, from posting anything on Instagram, Facebook …
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Verge
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Ali Dukakis / ABC News:
Judge finds longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone in violation of gag order
Discussion: Breitbart
Frida Ghitis / Washington Post:
Trump's racist tweets come straight from the authoritarian playbook  —  President Trump's barrage of racist tweets on Sunday ignited precisely the kind of firestorm he wanted.  So on Monday he doubled down — and then tripled down, again attacking the four nonwhite Democratic women in Congress …
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CNN:   Trump said ‘many people agree’ with his racist tweets. These white supremacists certainly do.
Amy Spiro / Jewish Insider:
Ex-CNN commentator at progressive summit: Major news outlets are ‘Zionist orgs’  —  PHILADELPHIA — Former CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill claimed that news outlets like NBC and ABC were “Zionist organizations” that produced “Zionist content,” during a panel on Friday at the annual Netroots Nation summit held …
George Prayias / The Rush Limbaugh Show:
Caller Wants to Nominate a “Normal” Republican Instead of Trump  —  RUSH: Let's grab Douglas on line 4, San Diego.  Douglas, it's great to have you on the EIB Network, sir.  Hello.  —  CALLER: Well, thanks.  It's wonderful to be here.  Of course, I often... I listen to your show.
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
What Would It Cost for Republicans to Condemn Trump?  —  Anything you will have to do eventually, you should do immediately.  —  This is the passage that struck me most in the George Conway piece everyone is talking about: … What is it, exactly, that we want from elected Republicans?
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Peter Thiel Says Elizabeth Warren Is Most ‘Dangerous’ Candidate  —  Peter Thiel, the technology industry's most prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, called Elizabeth Warren the most “dangerous” Democratic presidential candidate.  —  In a rare television interview …
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New York Times:
In 2020 Democratic Fund-Raising, Five Candidates Stand Out  —  Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months — about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
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CNN:
5 takeaways from 2020 Democrats' second quarter fundraising reports
The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Abused Victims While Serving Time in Florida, Accuser's Lawyer Says  —  Attorney Brad Edwards says a new accuser has come forward to say Epstein took advantage of work release to prey on young women.  —  An attorney representing Jeffrey Epstein accusers said Tuesday that at least …
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
Steve Scalise says House Republicans didn't disrespect Obama's position.  Let's go to the tape.  —  House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made quite an assertion Tuesday about how Republicans treated President Barack Obama while he was in office.  —  “We had disagreements with a lot …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ginger Thompson / ProPublica:
A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It's Really Like to Guard Migrant Children  —  With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it's like to do his job.  “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what's going on as normal.”
TIME:
The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet  —  For our fifth annual roundup of the most influential people on the Internet, TIME evaluated contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.  Here's who made this year's unranked list.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Loose threads in the curious case (10)  —  Given the elevated attention President Trump has showered on Ilhan Omar, the Drudge Report now links to the June 23 page-one Star Tribune story by Patrick Coolican and Stephen Montemayor under the awkward headline “New documents revisit questions about Rep. Ilhan Omar's marriage history.”
Washington Post:
Rep. Al Green says he will file articles of impeachment against Trump tonight, despite pushback from Democratic leaders  —  The Texas Democrat told The Washington Post that he has notified Democratic leaders of his move to file the articles Tuesday night.  Under House rules …
Kate Riga / Talking Points Memo:
Judge Decides Neo-Nazi Owes Woman Over $14M After ‘Storming’ Her Family  —  A federal judge in Montana decided Monday that Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin owes real estate agent Tanya Gersh more than $14 million after rallying other white supremacists on his site to inundate her and her family with a barrage of threats and vitriol.
CNN:
CNN Poll: Biden, Sanders and Warren top the 2020 Democratic field in New Hampshire  —  Washington (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sit atop the field of Democratic presidential contenders among likely primary voters in New Hampshire …
Julia Horowitz / CNN:
Ikea is closing its only US factory and moving production to Europe  —  London (CNN Business)Ikea is shutting down its only furniture factory in the United States.  —  The Swedish company will end production this December at its plant in Danville, Virginia.  Operations will move to Europe, where the company says it can cut costs.
Discussion: UPI
David Montgomery / Washington Post:
Sebastian Gorka says that Obama was our first celebrity president  —  Sebastian Gorka was a deputy assistant to President Trump.  He left the White House in August 2017, a week after Steve Bannon was forced out.  Now he hosts a daily three-hour radio show on the conservative Salem Radio Network.
Kate Morrissey / Stars & Stripes:
Customs and Border Protection denies Marine Corps veteran entry for scheduled citizenship interview  —  SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — A deported Marine Corps veteran who has been unable to come back to the U.S. for more than a decade was denied entry to the country Monday morning …
 
 
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Ally Mutnick / National Journal:
Freshmen Dems Fortify House Advantage With Massive Q2s
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Exclusive: Trump to order drive for improved flu vaccine
Charlie Hoffmann / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Daily Wire
Mad Dog PAC:
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The ‘Squad’ Gives a Gift to Donald Trump
Discussion: Splinter, Power Line and RedState
David Steil / USA Today:
Republican business owner and former state lawmaker: We need Medicare for All. Here's why.
Discussion: Jacobin
Karen Heller / Washington Post:
The extraordinary trek of George Takei
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Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
Meet the young Jews chanting ‘Never again!’ and blocking streets to shut down Trump's camps
Discussion: Latino Rebels and National Review
WKRN-TV:
Gov. Lee says he hopes to change law that calls for annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
Danielle McLean / ThinkProgress:
Democrats sue over a Florida law that puts Trump's name ahead of rivals on the 2020 ballot
The Hill:
GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm
ProPublica:
Trump's Tax Law Threatened TurboTax's Profits. …
Discussion: The Verge and Gizmodo
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is the Most Unpatriotic Presidential Candidate in American History
Discussion: Washington Post
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Joe Biden: I'll challenge Trump to do push-ups onstage if he makes fun of my age or mental state
Foster Klug / Associated Press:
North Korea suggests it might lift weapons test moratorium
Discussion: Political Wire